Researcher Opening
photo_camera Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Running piglets at Farm Sanctuary


Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

We're looking for a researcher to join our team and help us develop new insights into effective animal advocacy and broader moral circle expansion. This position will ideally focus on quantitative research, such as surveys and randomized controlled trials, because our current research staff leans in a more qualitative direction, however excellent candidates with a qualitative focus will be considered. Role title will be "Researcher" or "Research Fellow" depending on candidate's qualifications.

Employment type: Full-time, though we may consider a half-time role for exceptional candidates

Location: Remote, US-based (we may be able to make arrangements for international hires, but we are unable to sponsor US visas); current staff are in NYC

Experience type: Several years of professional or academic research, ideally with a quantitative focus

Reports to: Research Director

Work style: Relatively independent with frequent peer review and feedback, some collaboration, and limited mentorship

Job security: Dependent on performance, the role is currently funded through 2018, and we expect it to be funded continuously after that

Salary: $44,000 or international equivalent (this is the same salary as all other current staff, and we hope to increase it as the organization's funding increases)

Paid time off: 25 days total per year

As a researcher, you will generally:

Since we’re a small organization, depending on your individual preferences and abilities you may also have opportunities to take on communications, outreach, and/or other responsibilities, though that is by no means an expectation of researchers and is merely an opportunity for those who are interested.

Required qualifications:

Preferred attributes (we encourage you to apply even if you don't think you meet these):

Interview process, for your information:

Apply to the Researcher Position

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